Gut Rumbles

August 31, 2005

is he serious?

Does he mean it, or is he just having a down day? I hope it's the latter rather than the former, but if he quits, he won't be the first one I've seen do it.

Blogging can be difficult if you take it seriously. I've threatened to quit before because I got tired of the spammers and the trolls and some of the other asshats who show up on my site. Plus, I don't ALWAYS have something interesting to say. (I usually do, in MY humble opinion, but that's just me.)

I would hate to see this guy quit. He's one of my favorites.

If I could pick one blogger that I read that I'd like to interview (and I wouldn't toss him softball questions), it would be him. I'd really like to hear the answers.

I suspect that it would make one hell of a post.


I saw that post about 8 hours ago - I do hope he comes back... :(

Posted by: Misty on August 31, 2005 12:36 PM

Maybe he just needs a break....

Posted by: caltechgirl on August 31, 2005 12:37 PM

Sounds like he has too many irons in the fire and has to set some priorities. Hate to see him go-he is one of the best on line.

Posted by: GUYK on August 31, 2005 12:40 PM

I read Kim every day... I'm going to miss him!

Posted by: Bob on August 31, 2005 01:14 PM

He's a damned good blogger. Indeed, hope he returns.

Posted by: LC Corey on August 31, 2005 02:09 PM

Never saw him before your post...a shame...but have you seen RightThinkingGirls web site today? Same thing.

Posted by: JJW on August 31, 2005 04:13 PM

He's still not back...


me sad :(

Posted by: Misty on August 31, 2005 05:37 PM

Not many people have the time or the talent that you have for blogging Rob. I started my own little blog a few months ago and I kind of enjoy doing it. Thanks to a link on your page I get some traffic. Now I took a new job a few weeks ago and I am back to working 16 hour days, 6 days a week and I find it hard to do anything other than read a few of my favorite blogs. The job and pay is great but I have a hard time finding time for anything else right now. Maybe this guy is the same. So much to do, so little time. Hell, I haven't even shot any of my guns in two weeks. I am going through blogging and gunpowder withdrawal. Enough from me. I'll be around, but I don't know how much.

Posted by: Assrot on August 31, 2005 06:56 PM

I love that guy. I hope he comes back.

Posted by: Blondage on August 31, 2005 09:31 PM

He is a heavyweight in the blog world.

Best wishes to Kim, Connie and the family.

Posted by: rightisright on August 31, 2005 09:36 PM

I found your blog from Kim's. He'll be back.
I hope.

Posted by: Dan on August 31, 2005 10:14 PM

I love Kim's blog, but he recently quit and was back within days or less; the not infrequent personal begging, furthermore, seems at odds with his professed conservatism. That said, his range of knowledge and the ferocity of his opinions are fantastic.

Posted by: Chris on August 31, 2005 11:06 PM

His forums are like my online home away from home.

Posted by: Yogimus on August 31, 2005 11:30 PM

Yogimus - the forums are great. But there's some crazed fool called Yogi on them that you probably don't want people mistaking you for.

Posted by: anotherkevin on September 1, 2005 08:53 AM

Thankee for all the kind words.

The "blegging" comment requires comment, though.

Since I started the blog in 2002, I've asked for money for myself TWICE -- once during hard times when my tires went out and I needed new ones, the second time to get myself and the Son&Heir up to Boomershoot, and event which I'd publicized on my site, and to which a whole bunch of guys went TO MEET ME (the fools). Total amount raised for the two appeals: $1,800.

The rest of the time, the begging was to support two kids in Iraq and their families. I make no apologies for that, not now, not ever.

As for the begging cup (BANG Fund), I've received about $900 for that over the three years the blog has been in existence. Not bad, considering that there are over 300 gun reviews on my website, and my monthly bandwidth costs run about $150.

From a financial perspective, the stupid blog has cost me a ton of money.

But that was never the reason I started blogging, anyway. It's always been a free thing, and it always will be.

What's better: cutting back temporarily to get another job to pay for the website and the monthly nut; or asking for charity to keep it all going?

That was a rhetorical question.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on September 2, 2005 10:31 AM

Oh, and Acid: you can interview me any time you want.

World exclusive.

Just do it over a weekend.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on September 2, 2005 10:32 AM
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